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When Hackers Strike

When Hackers Strike “The battle against terrorism is not only a military battle, but primarily a battle of information” -Ahmed Chalabi   In today’s globalized and cyber-connected world, hackers are a real and present danger. The threat of “bad guys” extends to the Internet and the security of your life and personal information. Throughout history,…

Governmental Procurement Month

March Is Governmental Purchasing Month in VA

March is Governmental Purchasing Month in Virginia! Just last week, Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a proclamation to recognize March as Governmental Purchasing Month in Virginia — in conjunction with National Purchasing Month as proclaimed by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and other public purchasing and contracting organizations across the country that recognize…

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PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Previously, we addressed questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2. Today, we’re reprinting highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview,…

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Call Monitoring Compliance

It’s important to analyze and fully understand the areas of risk as the CFPB continues to closely supervise the collections environment and call monitoring compliance. One of the biggest risks to a collection agency is communication with consumers, making the monitoring of calls a very telling practice.  An effective call monitoring program is a critical…

IT regulatory standards

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup IT regulatory standards got you down? If you work in IT or IT compliance, you’ve probably heard of the “Alphabet Soup” of regulatory standards. Think SSAE 16, SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA, ISO 27001, and others, of course. However, what do they all really mean?  Which one is right for me?…

PCI DSS requirements

PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Today. we’re fortunate to reprint highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview, KirkpatrickPrice Information Security Auditor Barry Williams responded to some…

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Note About Our Virginia eGov Contract Vehicles

AISN is your One-Stop-Shop for eGov services, so I thought I’d post a brief note about our Virginia eGov contract vehicles. Our team currently supports about two dozen agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a SWaM-certified Small Business, we can help your agency meet its SWaM targets, while building, hosting, and maintaining your application, portal,…

lifes a breach

6 Steps of Incident Response

Data breaches and cyber attacks are things most businesses have learned to accept as a possibility. Breaches and hacks penetrate the headlines almost daily, and as technology continues to evolve, so do the ever-present threats associated with these types of risks. There are two sides to every breach: prevention and recovery. You’re most likely already taking…

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Microsoft Cloud Platform Powered by AIS Network

The Microsoft Cloud Platform Delivers! The Microsoft Cloud Platform delivers, and AISN is excited to roll it out early in 2015. And, although we’ve built an entire suite of High Security Cloud Services on the Microsoft Cloud Platform, when it comes to our High Security Private Cloud, we love that the Microsoft Cloud Platform powered by AISN…

Secure Healthcare Data

Six Tips to Secure Healthcare Data, Ensure HIPAA Compliance

It’s one thing to suffer one data breach – there is room to recover. Will Anthem survive a second breach? Don’t let this happen to you. With the Anthem breach still on the forefront of everyone’s minds, as well as the upcoming supervision from the OCR and the new phase of HIPAA audits, we have put…